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Otherworldly Photos of Boiling Icelandic Mud Springs

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

If there was ever a moment in my life where everything was yin and yang – this place was it. It was extremely loud. It was extremely silent. It was in motion. It was still. It was volatile. It was peaceful. It was empty. It was full. It was hot. It was cold. It was everything and I can’t explain why. The day we were there, no one else was in the area. It was sleeting wet, icy snow all over us. Soaking our equipment, hands and minds.

It’s moments like these where I’m glad I don’t like to travel during tourist season. Had we gone in the more optimal conditions of summer, who knows how many people would have been out there getting in the way of our work. We had this unique place all to ourselves. If anything were to have gone wrong, for example, someone falling into a pit, we would have been screwed.—Tim Navis

Los Angeles photographer Tim Navis shot these stunning images of boiling mud springs in Namaskard, Iceland while working collaboratively with fellow photographer Kim Holtermand and composer Deru making the Outliers Vol 1, a series of short films made on their journey through the remote countryside of Iceland.  The films will be released by Scenic in October along with a book of photographs and limited edition prints.

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

Tim-Navis mud springs Iceland

via The Fox is Black

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  • http://twoinone.is/ Jane Nemec

    Fantastic shots, Tim! Always fun to see Iceland through the eyes of visitors. I was just sent a book called Two in One and it’s a new photo book with images from Iceland too. The photographer Sverrir Björnsson is taking two shots at the same view, one during summer, the other during winter. A gem of a book.